Review: Rachel Baiman at Club Cafe

Tuesday night I went to see Rachel Baiman play at Club Cafe. I can’t remember the last time I was at Club Cafe, maybe when Amy Ray did her last solo tour? But I have seen a lot of really good musicians there over the years. I have a love-hate relationship with Club Cafe. The […]

Six the Musical Reminds Us Of the Lives of All of Henry VIII’s Wives

Laura and Sarah ventured out again to the next show in the Pittsburgh Broadway Series – Six The Musical. ~ Sue Last night was cold. Wind chill made it 11 degrees. It was snowing, sort of. The type of winter day Pittsburgh used to have. I came home after work. I did not want to […]

Book Review: ‘1979’ Launches a New Mystery Series from Val McDermid

Several years ago, I dove into a genre described as ‘Tartan noir’ – mysteries set in Scotland. I did some digging into authors and found several women, including several lesbians so that was a promising start. In August 2021, Scottish author Val McDermid published her 35th novel and the launch of the first series she’s […]

Review: Jagged Little Pill Musical Packs a Raw Punch

Jagged Little Pill

It is powerful. It is political. And the music is pretty good too.   Another review from Team PghLesbian. This time Laura went to see Jagged Little Pill at The Benedum and has some thoughts on the show built on the album that defined our young adulthoods. As always, we are not trained reviewers, but we […]

Review: Cass McCombs Guitar Playing Mermerizes at Warhol Sound Series

When I send Laura, Sarah, and Elijah off to review the arts, I never know where they end up with the written review. Everything is fair game from the parking and seating situation to the representation of the cast to the LGBTQ politics of the show. We are not professional reviewers, but our collective points […]

Review: Bombas Socks Kick-Ass

Christmas of 2021, my wife gifted me with a package of LGBTQ/pride themed sock from Bombas. In addition to being cute, she knew I would like that the company gives away a pair of socks with each pair purchased. I liked that they were a medium weight, they retained their shape after multiple washings, and […]

Review: Pittsburgh’s Response to Hairspray Challenges Right Wing Attacks on Drag Artists

And yet when Edna hit the stage no one in the audience booed. People cheered and laughed. A theatre full of people in Pittsburgh in an audience that contained kids did not seem to be offended by Edna in the slightest. When I send Laura, Sarah, and Elijah off to review the arts, I never […]

Review: Holiday Pops with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops

To have an impact, cultural institutions must be accessible to everyone. That’s why Laura and Sarah head off to review so many performances, plays, and programs. I hope you enjoy this one. ~ Sue I can’t remember when I started going to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert…maybe 5 years ago? Nevertheless, it has […]

Review: Handel’s Messiah at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Our review team attended Saturday’s performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Laura had heard it a few times, but always in religious settings. Sarah had never heard it live before. They both speak quite movingly of how the music affected them. They both love symphony performances and they both downplay their capacity […]

Review: Les Misérables Brings Zombie Metaphors to Reflect on Modern Culture

Les Miserables runs through Sunday November 27, 2022 at the Benedum Center. On Tuesday night, my favorite musical partner Sarah P and I went to see Les Miserables at the Benedum Center. The Benedum is one of my favorite places to see things because it is a beautiful grand theatre with comfortable seats and wonderful […]